Tag: Senate

Texas 'Wrongful Birth' Bill May Prevent Parents From Suing Doctors For Witholding Info On Baby Abnormalities

Texas 'wrongful birth' bill may prevent the parents from suing the doctors for withholding the information on baby abnormality especially if they feel the client may seek abortion. The proponents of the bill, however, said the measure would only seek to right the wrong.

Public Health March 9, 2017

Senate Introduces Bill To Allow More Rental Cars With Defects

U.S. Senator John Thune introduced a bill Thursday (July 9) to allow rental-car companies to offer vehicles with unresolved defects and issues to consumers.

July 10, 2015

Senator Pat Roberts' 'Let It Go' Ringtone Interrupts Committee Hearing

Everybody loves 'Frozen,' even your United States Senator — especially if you're from Kansas. Senator Pat Roberts recently interrupted a committee hearing with 'Let It Go' on his phone.

Internet Culture April 17, 2015

RIP Edward Brooke: First US African American Senator Dies at 95

Edward Brooke, the first Black American whom people elected as senator, died on Jan. 3. He remains the only African-American senator to have served two terms in office.

Society January 4, 2015

What the elections mean for the energy battle

U.S. position on energy and the environment may undergo change as Republicans take control of the Senate. Struggles seen ahead between Congress and the Obama administration over environmental regulations.

Energy November 5, 2014

Senate asks Gilead Sciences to explain itself, high cost of Hep C drug

Two U.S. senators sent a letter to GIlead Sciences, Inc. asking the biopharmaceutical company to explain why the cost of its new, highly promising hepatitis C drug, Sovaldi, is $84,000. The senators worry it will hurt Medicare, Medicaid, and other government-funded programs.

Life July 11, 2014

Senators aim to introduce bill to expand Wi-Fi spectrum

A bill introduced in the Senate would open new spectrum. The bipartisan sponsors hope it will help bring Wi-Fi to low-income areas.

Internet June 20, 2014

NY lawmakers hear feedback on e-cigarette ban proposal; Senate hearing on devices Thursday

Debate over safety and health issues with e-cigarettes isn't dying down anytime soon. State lawmakers and federal officials are examining health impact of the vapor devices.

Life May 13, 2014

Dems introduce bills to protect net neutrality, all eyes on FCC

The Democrats submitted a bill in Congress and Senate to establish status quo on FCC's open Internet rule after it was struck down by a court decision recently.

Internet February 4, 2014

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